from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Resembling or borne in a raceme.
  • adj. Anatomy Having a structure of clustered parts. Used of glands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having flowers arranged along a single central axis, as in a raceme, spike, or catkin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling a raceme; growing in the form of a raceme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany:
  • Having the character or appearance of a raceme: said of a flower-cluster.
  • Arranged in racemes: said of the flowers.
  • In anatomy, clustered or aggregate, as a gland; having ducts which divide and subdivide and end in bunches of follicles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow


From Latin racēmōsus ("full of clusters"), from racēmus ("cluster, bunch"). (Wiktionary)



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  • a perfect word for certain lists.

    July 22, 2008